Subject: Re: pruning "dead" licenses
From: Mitchell Baker <>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 10:47:47 -0800

Russell Nelson wrote:

>Mitchell Baker writes:
> > Russell Nelson wrote:
> > 
> > >I'm shooting for decertifying and would accept delisting.
> > >De-emphasizing is a done deal (in that we accept that it will be done,
> > >in some fashion).
> > 
> > If OSI goes the decertification route, would the OSD need to have a 
> > clause that a license must actually be *in use* to maintain its status 
> > as approved?
>That would probably be the best way to implement it, but it is an
>implementation detail.

Agree on a distinction between theory and an  implementation piece.  I 
raised the issue because I thought that changing the OSD itself is a big 
deal, and I wonder if one could actually decertify without some change 
to the OSD.